PA-Gov: Wolf Loses First Budget Fight…Sort Of: The Governor got embarrassed but it’s less than meets the eye.
DEVELOPING: Agents Raiding Former Harrisburg Mayor’s House: Former Mayor Stephen Reed’s home is currently being searched by officers from the Attorney General’s office.
PA-Gov: Wolf Prepares Back-Up Plan in Case Supreme Court Guts Obamacare: The Governor is applying to create a state-based marketplace in the event that federal marketplaces are dismantled.
Reader Poll: Majority Disapprove of Gov. Wolf’s Job Performance: Our latest reader poll presents some unwelcome news for the Governor.
Reader Poll: Do You Approve of the State Legislature’s Job Performance?: We ask our readers what they think of their representatives in Harrisburg.
PA-Sen: Sestak Taking “Forrest Gump” Criticism on the Chin: The 2016 Senate candidate contends his supposed weaknesses are actually his strengths.
PPP Poll: PA Voters Show Support for Higher Minimum Wage: Respondents said they were more likely to vote for candidates who are in favor of wage hikes.
Capitolwire: Senate committee debates cap on punitive damages against personal care, nursing home facilities.
Capitolwire: Legislative Republicans not sold on Wolf’s insurance exchange plan.
PA Independent: Pennsylvania drillers, who already pay an impact fee, fighting new tax
StateImpact: Panel moves Quigley nomination to full senate, without recommendation
State Impact: New water-quality rule expected to affect energy companies
PLS Reporter: Cortes, three other Wolf nominees confirmed by Senate
PLS Reporter: Pension reform likely by the end of June
PLS Reporter: House Majority Leader Reed details “serious discussion” with governor during working meeting
Commonwealth Confidential: who doesn’t like a feel good story? The PA police, apparently.
Inquirer: Toomey opposes bill to curtail phone data collection
Inquirer: Longtime Pa. lobbyist Wojdak dies
Daily News: Journalist has few sweet words for Hershey School in new book
The Big Tent: Santorum’s Sugar Daddy
WHYY NewsWorks: After guilty Philly lawmaker resigns, Pa. House speaker to set special election
WHYY Newsworks: Erie lawmaker introduces same-day voter registration bill
WHYY Newsworks: DEP nominee who’s criticized natural gas leasing up for a vote in Pa. Senate
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown board adopts $106 million budget with 2.49 percent increase
Pottstown Mercury: ‘Gang war’ busts outlined at crime meeting
Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Councilman Tony Devine reacts to slander, defamation suit claims
Daily Local News: Coatesville VA to hold town hall meeting
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh to pay more than $100,000 to settle two complaints against police
Tribune Review: Former Grove City College president joins Pa. Gaming Control Board
Post-Gazette: Danko’s replacement on Allegheny City Council appointed
Post-Gazette: Mayor Peduto welcomes citizens at naturalization ceremony
Pittsburgh Business Times: Allegheny County Democrats urge passage of severance tax
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania shale-gas impact fees decline 1 percent in 2014
Altoona Mirror: Parents, teachers blast proposal
Observer-Reporter: House to dig into Senate GOP bill to overhaul public pensions
Beaver County Times: Despite election results, debate over changing school configuration continues in Moon
Times Leader: Local leaders join coalition seeking redistricting solution
Times-Tribune: Senate panel neutral on Quigley DEP nomination
Citizens Voice: Hearing shows divide on severance tax
Pocono Record: Wolf seeks state authority over health insurance marketplace
Lancaster Intelligencer: House Speaker John Boehner makes stop in Lancaster
Lancaster Intelligencer: Wages don’t cover rent for low-income people in Lancaster County, study shows
Lebanon Daily News: Congressman Ryan Costello takes part in Amtrak crash hearing
Carlisle Sentinel: Steelton violates Right-to-Know Law
Patriot-News: Pedro Cortes dodges controversy to win Senate confirmation
Patriot-News: Three takeaways from state House hearing on pension system reforms
Patriot-News: State budget: Wolf, GOP leaders begin to lay a foundation
Patriot-News: Pa. State Police commissioner’s confirmation remains uncertain on eve of hearing
Reading Eagle: Jozwiak wants reduced charges for possessing marijuana
Reading Eagle: Facebook threat conviction of Bethlehem man tossed
WFMZ: Reading mayor hopeful: ‘This is for the soul of the city’
WFMZ: Senate may save Allentown, Bethlehem 911 centers
North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Bizzarro introduces bill for same-day voter registration
Centre Daily Times: Congress curbs NSA access to phone records while resurrecting spying powers
Centre Daily Times: Bill Clinton’s Wall Street cash puts wife in a tricky spot
Centre Daily Times: Where’s Sarah? Palin missing from presidential campaign events
Tribune Review: Cost of a $15 minimum wage
York Dispatch: OP-ED: To ease the burden of loan debt, invest in Pa. students
Beaver County Times: Let’s make voting easier
Times-Tribune: Wolf right to try to go big
York Daily Record: Sen. Scott ‘Chopper’ Wagner says schools have plenty of funding
Lancaster Intelligencer: Equitable, adequate school funding important
Centre Daily Times: Wolf has put environmentalists in control
Inquirer: Made his own mark
Inquirer: Patriot Act toned down
Citified: Can SEPTA Plausibly Offer an Uber-like Bus Service?
Citified: The Brief: Why Are Minorities Shunning Careers as Cops in Philly?
Liberty City Press: The Losers, part 1
Commonwealth Foundation: All Pennsylvanians Would Pay for Nation’s Highest Severance Tax
Bucks County News: Guest Columnist: Same-day registration will make voting easier